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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • If you see a white shark in the water don’t panic. Chances are high that the shark has already detected you and isn’t interested. White shark attacks are normally associated with poor visibility, so avoid murky conditions.

  • White sharks have a unique system called a “counter current heat exchange”, which keeps their body  tempreture +/- 7C above the surrounding water temperature. 

  • All sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose called the “ampillae of Lorenzini”. These are small pores filled with a gel that transmits the electrical currents in the water to the shark’s brain so that it can assess its environment.

  • White sharks give birth to live young (not eggs), and they give birth to 6-8 pups at one time. Pups are usually between 1.0-1.5m in length and are born with teeth.

  • Body language has been a well documented form of shark communication and has identified body arching, jaw gaping, and other postures as specific social tactics.

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Blue and Mako Shark Cage Diving

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Blue and Mako shark dive

Join us to see magnificent Mako and Blue sharks as well as the massive Yellowfin Tuna that they occasionally hunt. Whilst not as big and bulky as the Great White, the Mako certainly does not stand back as it is the fastest shark in the sea and coupled with its beautiful blue and silver colouring is a truly magnificent creature, aptly described by Peter Goadby as “Blue dynamite”.

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These trips take place during our summer and autumn months (November - June) and a variety of shark species are seen as well as being one of the best areas in the world to see pelagic birds. These dives are also all-day sea safaris, so plan on a full day on the ocean with the wildlife of False Bay. Here is an example itinerary for these incredible dives:

6H15: Meet crew at Simon’s Town Pier. Guests are welcomed aboard and a full safety and weather briefing is given before departure.


6H30: Depart for Cape Point and the open ocean! (1.5 to 2.5 hour boat ride).

7h15: The famous Cape Point is reached and guests will have an opportunity to view and photograph the Point from this unique angle.

Approx 9h30 to 13h00: In order to find the optimum area for the pelagic sharks we need to find the Agulhas Current.This area changes each day but we normally work between 15 and 30 nautical miles from Cape Point. Once we reach the area we will spend some time fishing for tuna for fresh bait and guests are welcome to try their hand at this. After a detailed safety briefing guests may dive when the first shark arrives. All diving is on snorkel and in the safety of a cage.

Lunch which usually consists of rolls with cold meats as well as a vegetarian option, accompanied by soft drinks, fruit juice, bottled water and a variety of snacks are available throughout the course of the day on sea.

15h00 to 16h00: Boat will arrive back in Simon’s Town Harbour depending on the weather conditions and shark activity.

16h00 onwards: Tea and coffee available at our home base in Simons Town.